Based on ten years of user studies, a human-centered framework for the study of information seeking is developed and illustrated with examples from manual and electronic settings. The author makes a case for creating new interface designs that allow the information seekers to choose what strategy to apply according to their immediate needs.
Information Seeking in Electronic Environments is essential reading
for researchers and graduate students in information science, human-computer
interaction, and education, as well as for designers of information retrieval
systems and interfaces for digital libraries and archives.